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Nobody's Hero (Letting Go Book 1)
Nobody's Hero (Letting Go Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Romance in a homophobic world, 31 July 2015
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Well OK. Traditional American romance. Lots of violence. Are Americans really that violent and homophobic? Maybe they are but a British reader finds it difficult to believe. Nice contrast between the Mexican family and the white locals. Perhaps the Mexican family is a little too good to be true.


A Place Called Winter
A Place Called Winter
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but..., 31 July 2015
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Pretty good, well up to Patrick Gale's usual good standard; I am a great fan of his. So why not five stars? Well, some of it is a bit far fetched and there is no clear explanation as to how Harry ended up in a mental institution.


The Arrival of Fergal Flynn
The Arrival of Fergal Flynn
by Brian Kennedy
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A difficult life., 25 Mar. 2015
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An excellent novel giving a good picture of the horrors of being a catholic in Northern Ireland and a controversial relationship between a teenager and a priest. Deals with all these issues sensitively and great sympathy.


Roman Song
Roman Song
by Brian Kennedy
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Happy endings for all, 25 Mar. 2015
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An enjoyable read but not as good as the author's previous ' The Arrival of Fergal Flynn'. That book was remarkable in dealing with the tense situation in Northern Ireland on the one hand and the controversial (and illegal) relationship between a teenager and a priest. This second book sticks to much safer ground - dealing with age appropriate relationships and cliched romance with happy endings. All very romantic and nice but missing the bight and danger of the previous novel.


Fearless
Fearless
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good up to a point, 7 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Fearless (Kindle Edition)
Quite good in many ways but the idea that someone would think that a terminally ill boy was a shinhead is a bit hard to swallow. On the other hand there is much affection and compassion shown.


Exiled to Iowa. Send Help. And Couture
Exiled to Iowa. Send Help. And Couture
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite nice, 7 Mar. 2015
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Nice little story. Good but not earth shattering


Bear, Otter, and the Kid (Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles Book 1)
Bear, Otter, and the Kid (Bear, Otter, and the Kid Chronicles Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but marred, 6 Oct. 2014
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A good plot but rather spoiled by unnecessary violence. Too long with too much repition


Barracuda
Barracuda
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ambition leading to disappointment, 3 Feb. 2014
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An excellent account of a boy's unbridled ambition to rise from his lowly position in life using the one skill he has - swimming. He achieves initial success and mixes in more sophisticated circles. However he sets his sights too high and when he does not meet them, he gives up completely bearing a terrible grudge.


Gay Romance: A Novel
Gay Romance: A Novel
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sheer romance, 25 Oct. 2013
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Pure Mills & Boon in a young gay form; boy meets boy and they live happily ever after. Important issues are brought up but not handled seriously. There is the particular situation of Mick finding the eleven year old Orlando very attractive.There was a hope at this point that more interesting territory was being entered but no, the incident was just passed off .Why introduce something like this and then just drop it? The only good thing about the book is the sex!


Celestron Ultima Refractor 80 - 45
Celestron Ultima Refractor 80 - 45
Price: £158.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not remendous, 19 Sept. 2013
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Good value for money but has narrow field of vision. Does everything i need of it; pleased I bought it.


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